Cancellara breaks collarbone at Flanders

The RadioShack-Nissan-Trek team announced that its classic star, Fabian Cancellara, has suffered a triple fracture of his right collarbone after crashing in a feedzone during Sunday’s Ronde van Vlaanderen.

Cancellara, considered to be a co-favorite to win the Tour of Flanders, took a hard fall approximately 62km from the finish in Oudenaarde.

Cancellara was transported to a local hospital, where the team began to make arrangements to have the rider transferred to Basel, Switzerland. He is expected to undergo surgery on the fracture. The former Paris-Roubaix winner will most certainly miss next Sunday’s “Hell of the North,” but surgical repairs to the clavicle do speed up the expected recovery period.